Archive for April, 2017
Your Student Athlete Need to Know: Smokeless Tobacco is Not Safe
Despite the many and varied anti-smoking campaigns throughout the United States, there are still a surprising number of teenage boys who use chewing tobacco – and many of them are student athletes. Whether a teenager or in their 80s, anyone who uses smokeless tobacco is putting their oral health at risk.
The Academy of General Dentistry found in a recent study that kids start using chewing tobacco and other smokeless tobacco products as early as elementary school. According to one study, about 4% of boys in elementary school use chewing tobacco…
Keeping Your Teeth Healthy Could Help Keep Your Heart Healthy Too
If someone asked you for a list of ways you could work to keep your heart healthy, would you even consider your teeth? Many people don’t but they should. For example, a person who uses a toothpaste that targets plaque can lower overall inflammation, which can reduce their chance of heart attack. The American Journal of Medicine completed a comprehensive study on this issue and the findings were very interesting.
Oral health is important whether you already have heart disease or not
For people who already have coronary heart disease, it’s just…
5 Bad Dental Behaviors and Their Correct Counterparts
At , we do everything we can for our patients when they’re in our offices but the bulk of their oral health depends on their home oral care routine. Over the years we’ve learned that many clients want to take good care of their teeth but don’t necessarily know what to do and what to avoid. Following are five bad dental behaviors many people don’t realize are bad, along with their correct counterparts.
Using a hard brush
Many patients assume that the harder the bristles of their toothbrush are, the better it’s…
How to Prepare for Dental Emergencies: Create Your Own Dental First Aid Kit
It’s common for people to carry around a first aid kit that’s designed to help them in an emergency. It may include band-aids, gauze, a flashlight, and a host of other small items that can literally be lifesavers. One thing we’ve found at is that most people have never even considered carrying around a dental first aid kit. It can actually be hugely helpful. Read on to learn why, what to put it in it, and what to do if you have a dental emergency.
6 Things You Should Know if You’re Getting Oral Surgery
Oral surgery may be suggested for a variety of issues and when you’re working with with any additional questions or to set up your appointment.
There may be other options
One of the most important things to know about oral surgery is that it’s rarely the only option. Sometimes it is,…
Senior Dental Care: Oral Health Issues Seniors Should Be Aware Of
As we age, it becomes important to pay more attention to our health. This is true of oral health too. The best advice we have at for our patients of all ages is to come to us for your regular cleanings and exams. If you do have a dental issue, the sooner we detect it, the more affordable and the quicker it’s likely to be treated.
That said, seniors do have elevated risks of some oral health issues. When you visit us, we’ll do a thorough screening and can address…
Healthy Teeth Start at Home: 5 Tips to Pack a Healthy Lunch for Your Kids
Most parents know that they need to encourage their children to brush and floss from an early age. They know that they should bring their child in for a dental cleaning and exam twice a year. What may parents don’t realize is that while those are both important steps, it’s also important to watch what your child eats on a regular basis.
If you regularly pack your child’s lunch, then you’re likely doing so because it’s more affordable…
Does Your Grocery List Need a Teeth-Healthy Makeover?
When you go to the grocery store, what are your main concerns? If you’re like many Californians, you’re looking for foods that are affordable and healthy. But do you think about how foods are for your teeth? At , we encourage our clients to follow home oral health techniques that include brushing and flossing, but we also want you to remember that it’s just as important to watch what you eat.
We’re certainly not suggesting that our clients never treat themselves to a snack or special treat but we do encourage them…
Did You Know That Asthma Can Affect the Health of Your Teeth? Find Out How to Protect Them
Are you surprised to learn that one in twelve people in the United States has asthma? Whether that surprises you or not, it likely surprises you to learn that having asthma can actually increase the risk of cavities, oral sores, and even gum disease. While this may be alarming for people at risk, the good news is that there are preventative measures your dentist can help you with. Read on to…
Plaque, Tartar, and How to Prevent Them
There are two words that most people have heard but often don’t know the meaning of: Plaque and tartar. Even those who do have a general idea of what each world means often don’t understand how they’re related to one another – or how to prevent and control them. Read on to learn more about their dental definitions and then contact to set up a dental exam and cleaning.
What is plaque?
Plaque has no color but is sticky. It’s essentially a deposit of bacteria and it is forming all the time…